Access to Medicare Rebates
As registered dental and medical specialists, and with oral and maxillofacial surgery being recognised as a principal surgical specialty, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have full access to the Medicare Schedule for patient rebate on a range of services that they provide. Dental procedures may attract a rebate if you have dental extras included in your private health cover.
Informed Financial Consent
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, like all medical practitioners, adhere to strict standards in ensuring that our patients are fully informed regarding the costs of their treatment. ANZAOMS has worked with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to develop a comprehensive guide to ensure that patients receive all of the information available to make an informed choice as to their treatment, and expected costs. Informed Financial Consent Guide. The AMA also provides a handy guide to patients Questions to ask your doctor about costs before you go to hospital.
Get to know your Private Health Insurance Policy
Patients are encouraged to check your own private health policy to see if a particular procedure might be listed under “Plastic and Reconstructive” procedures, and therefore excluded, depending on your individual policy and circumstances.
Information provided on this website is general in nature and does not constitute financial advice. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.